How to Protect Your Computer

There are many types of anti-virus software for your laptop. Some of them are good, some of them are bad, and some of them completely service useless. Let’s figure out why.

Let’s start with the basics. Your laptop IT’s consoled on your desk. Computers are very useful and you need to get one for your laptop as soon as possible otherwise it will be infected with viruses and criminals will take over your computer and steal your work.

Studies have shown that 90% of all e-books and software in the world are stolen within the first month after they are sold. This is basically because everyone needs to have a certain amount of privacy and security on their computer and your laptop is the perfect way to gain that.

Think about it…in order for you to be able to download certain software, they ask you to install it on your computer first, AND IF YOU CLICK ON “INSTALL”, it will automatically install it on your computer.

All of these pop-ups and annoying alerts are just symptoms of the real problem…your computer is infected! Malware has infected your computer and now you need to deal with it……however, before you remove the malware, you first need to find out how to uninstall it.

Since the top most recommended software is so easy to use, effective, and offers so much peace of mind, I am going to outline the entire procedure to uninstall Antivirus IS. Like I said the first step is the most important and will help you make sure your computer is fully protected from future attacks.

Step 1: Kill Malware Processes – When you open up your browser, always be quick to act. For example, when you see an annoying pop-up alert close it because that is the exact message that your bait is hoping you will bite to click on.

These warnings and ads are nothing but a vicious virus that is out to infect your computer and secretly records your private information and sends it back to the hacker who now uses it to steal your identity and destroy your credit.

Once this process has started, you will be hit by hundreds of pop-up ads that will flood your browser and it will become almost impossible to close them. They will tell you that your computer is infected and you need to perform a full scan in order to fix the errors that have been detected. This of course is designed to scare you into buying the full version of the program. The reality is that if you have a virus on your computer, you DO NOT need a virus removal program.

What you need to do instead is to change your security settings in order to prevent hackers from attacking your computer. Make sure you have the Windows Firewall turned on (it is included in Windows XP and Vista) and run a scan once a week to clear your PC of anything that may be there. You can even use a different web browser such as Firefox or Opera if you don’t have one of them installed.

Step 2: Use a Personal Firewall – If you don’t have a Windows Firewall installed then you can use a third-party firewall software that will detect any unauthorized intrusions and block them without letting the user know.

First, you will need to enable the firewall on your computer. On the top right-hand corner of your screen, click Run, type Control Panel, and then double click on Windows Firewall. Once it is installed, click the link on the left side to set it up.

After you have enabled the Windows Firewall, you will now need to teach it what is and what is not allowed access. When you click the link, be sure to read the rules so that you know exactly what you are allowed to do. After you have those rules set, you can then start browsing.

What is important about setting up the firewall is that you keep it up-to-date. New threats come out every day so keeping track of what others have done using your computer is a good way to detect if something is wrong.

Another way that thieves use to steal your computer is through Trojans. Trojans are small programs that can do various things from changing your desktop settings to stealing files. The thing that Trojans do is hack your computer and send them somewhere else, often to a safe location. You will not know where the safe is until after the theft happens. Once your computer is hacked, you will most likely have to reinstall your operating system. This is why having a strong firewall is not enough protection. It is also important to regularly scan your computer for any Trojans that may be there and have already infected your computer.

A good protection program also filters incoming emails and spam so that harmful emails are not opened and allowing you to access safe websites.

How to Protect Your Computer
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